Both cricket fans and critics were dissatisfied with Pakistan’s performance at the ICC’s flagship tournament, the World Cup 2023, and questions have been raised about the leadership abilities of Pakistan captain Babar Azam. Now the question is, Will Babar Azam remain as Pakistan Captain?
Will Babar Azam remain as Pakistan Captain?
The 29-year-old batsman now leads the national team in all formats of cricket, but sources suggest a decision on whether or not to keep him as captain will be made once he meets with Zaka Ashraf, the head of the PCB’s Management Committee, on Wednesday.
The backlash against Babar as captain has been building since before the T20 World Cup last year, and it has only been bolstered by Pakistan’s string of losses and poor showings.
Even former cricketers are now publicly praising the captain for his “leadership qualities.” In light of all the criticism, the star batter allegedly began discussing with others whether he should remain captain or resign.
His closest advisors are pressuring him to give up leadership roles in all three arenas. Although there are many who have urged him to continue leading the red ball side. Babar’s unimpressive squad, who finished fifth in the standings, was eliminated from the World Cup 2023 after winning just two of their nine matches.